Wheelchair Ace Clare is on TV

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Wheelchair basketball: Aylesbury wheelchair basketball star Clare Strange featured in a BBC documentary about her Paralympic hopes at the weekend.

Clare, who has competed in two Paralympics already, plays for Aces, based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, and talked to the BBC’s Olympic Dreams programme about her hopes.

She said: “The team selection will happen in April or May time. The team itself has already qualified. I’m one of the co-captains so I’m quietly confident I’ll make the selection process. Of course we’re aiming for medals. We’ve got a really talented squad at the moment.”

Clare said that being in London will be a huge boost for the team.

“Over the last couple of years we’ve delivered some of our best results on home soil.”

The 33 year old broke her back when she was 18 in a horse-riding accident. A year later she was playing for the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team at the World Championships.

The programme, entitled Olympic Dreams is still available on [http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bbrxf/Olympic_Dreams_2012_South/|BBC iPlayer online|iPlayer}. Clare featured in the BBC South regional edition.